Gore Vidal – American Hero

What I love about the United States is that they have produced people of the stature of Gore Vidal. I wonder how many more sharp, fiercely intelligent, independent thinkers will arise from that nation.

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  1. backlotops says:

    How to get more of this kind of interview in front of the crap that is reported in the news. Talking head drivel on most “news” programming is shallow, restricted and interupted by advertising schedules and the likes of Vidal dismissed as Liberal Intellectual Left …

    This week has really bugged me with Memorial day approaching and the mess continuing. The hearings held on Energy and Oil have been interesting and maddening. The execs “on the hot seat” dodge and weave ….

    4000 plus men and women in our Military have died. Faceless/countless Iraqis and Afghanis too. And almost in parallel the profits match these deaths … and these “men” feign ignorance/innocence when it comes to answering the simplest questioning.

    Secret energy meeting: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/15/AR2005111501842.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Task_Force

    The hearings held this week can be viewed on http://www.cspan.org/

    Administration Energy Policy
    http://tinyurl.com/6k7o4r

    Rising Oil Prices:
    http://tinyurl.com/68mccs

    Secret energy meeting: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/15/AR2005111501842.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Task_Force

    Few articles I read were original (mostly newswire or from the newswire services), found none that took the time to analyze what is said, add up these numbers, check facts…

    Yup sleep walking and ignorance might explain most. Fear? Maybe. Sometimes the answer was surprising, actually shocking. The energy Secretary was asked several questions, one about his own view … he had no opinion of his own. Asked about a energy swap … simple question … dumbfounded.

    I hope you have a chance to (even briefly) watch these two hearings.

    Thanks Deek